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Peter Hugh Harrison
Harrison Designs, Design Society Development at UJ, lecturin...
Pretoria, South Africa
Pretoria, South Africa
Experienced product designer, passionate about innovative product design development. In-depth technical knowledge of tooling and manufacturing processes, materials and finishes. Lecturing Ideation at INSCAPE Pretoria campus. Previously managed 3D Design at The Open Window Institute.
Plastic Design Engineering
Projects: Consulting work - varied projects Duties: Developing conceptual product design and sketching Plastic - model making & prototyping Product presentation drawings, layout engineering
Projects: Banking terminals and hand held card readers Duties: Product design and development Plastic prototyping and batch production Engineering plastic and sheet metal parts Component design for injection moulding and RIM Management - Quoting and invoicing &time keeping Compilation of technical manuals for products produced
Projects: Industrial Design projects for varied markets such as pool cleaning, medical, childcare, consumer, defence, electrical and RFID electronic devices. Also contributed towards the intellectual property for company Zodiac Pool Care Europe on the following US patent numbers, US0335888, US2004021052, US2005030675, US2005028683, US2005032506 Design Awards: (1) SABS Design Institute Award 2003 - Zodiac Baracuda
Projects: Outdoor signage, consumer products, and pool filtration system, retrospective design exhibition. Duties: Project management, studio and staff management. Sourcing prototyping services & batch production runs. Out sourcing tooling supply and manufacture. Managing client accounts.
Business: Harrison Designs (Owner) - consulting on design & engineering of plastic products for manufacture.
Studies: Enrolled for research based Masters studies at the University of Johannesburg. Focusing on the design and engineering of appropriate technologies using a participatory human-centred design approach with small-scale urban farmers in Soweto, Johannesburg.
Lecturing: The Open Window Institute - Subject manager: 3D Design including lecturing & new curriculum development, course and staff management.
Past lecturing experience: University of Johannesburg, Tshwane University of Technology, Department Mechanical Engineering, teaching and guiding students studying industrial design.
Exhibition: Participated recently in an Alumni exhibition called 'Thinking Design' Hosted by the University of Johannesburg, at the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture gallery during September 2013
Focus area; Appropriate technology (AT), Human-centred design (HCD), participatory design (PD).